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Unit of competency details

PUAOHS001C - Follow defined occupational health and safety policies and procedures (Release 2)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to PUAWHS001 - Follow defined work, health and safety policies and procedures 15/Jul/2019

Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 17/Aug/2012
(View details for release 1) 09/Feb/2011

Qualifications that include this unit

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PUA20410 - Certificate II in Public Safety (SES Rescue)Certificate II in Public Safety (SES Rescue)Deleted
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PUA42610 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue Management)Certificate IV in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue Management)Superseded
PUA30510 - Certificate III in Public Safety (SES Operations)Certificate III in Public Safety (SES Operations)Superseded
PUA20110 - Certificate II in Public Safety (Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Community Policing)Certificate II in Public Safety (Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Community Policing)Superseded
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PUA33112 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Biosecurity Response Operations)Certificate III in Public Safety (Biosecurity Response Operations)Superseded1-2 
PUA31404 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Community Safety)Certificate III in Public Safety (Community Safety)Superseded
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Accredited courses that have this unit in the completion mapping

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22280VIC - Certificate I in Employment PathwaysCertificate I in Employment Pathways Non-Current
22335VIC - Certificate III in Public Transport Customer Service and ComplianceCertificate III in Public Transport Customer Service and Compliance Non-Current
21959VIC - Certificate IV in Fire TechnologyCertificate IV in Fire Technology Non-Current
80975ACT - Certificate IV in Forensic Science (Crime Scene Examination)Certificate IV in Forensic Science (Crime Scene Examination) Non-Current
22456VIC - Certificate II in Emergency CommunicationsCertificate II in Emergency Communications Current
22170VIC - Certificate III in Public Transport Customer Service and ComplianceCertificate III in Public Transport Customer Service and Compliance Non-Current
22147VIC - Certificate II in Emergency CommunicationsCertificate II in Emergency Communications Non-Current
80914ACT - Certificate IV in Biometric TechnologiesCertificate IV in Biometric Technologies Non-Current

Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 061301 Occupational Health And Safety  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 061301 Occupational Health And Safety  03/Sep/2009 
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Modification History

Release 

TP version 

Comments 

2

PUA12 V1

Layout adjusted. Application revised.

1

PUA00 V8.1

Primary release on TGA.

Unit Descriptor

This unit covers competency for applying general occupational health and safety requirements when working in the usual workplace environment, excluding emergency incidents.

This unit is based on the national Guidelines for Integrating Occupational Health and Safety Competencies into National Industry Competency Standards [NOHSC:7025 (1994)].

Application of the Unit

This unit applies to all workers within the public safety Industry, but is particularly relevant to new workers who need to understand OHS in the public safety context.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.

Pre-Requisites

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Information

This unit contains employability skills.

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

Elements describe the essential outcomes of a Unit of Competency.

Performance Criteria describe the required performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised  text is used, further information is detailed in the Range Statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the Evidence Guide.

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

1. Follow workplace procedures for hazard identification and risk control 

1.1 Hazards  in the work area are recognised, rectified where possible and reported to designated personnel according to workplace procedures. 

1.2 Workplace procedures and work instructions for controlling risks are followed.

1.3 Workplace procedures for dealing with workplace emergencies  are followed whenever necessary within scope of responsibilities and competencies.

2. Contribute to participative arrangements for the management of occupational health and safety (OHS) 

2.1 Occupational health and safety issues are raised with designated personnel in accordance with workplace procedures and relevant occupational health and safety legislation. 

2.2 Contributions to participative arrangements  in the workplace are made within organisational procedures and scope of responsibilities and competencies.

Required Skills and Knowledge

This describes the essential skills and knowledge and their level, required for this unit.

Required Skills 

  • communicate concerns verbally
  • fill in accident and incident forms
  • identify hazards and assess risks
  • participate in group meetings
  • use communication technology if relevant to workplace requirements

Required Knowledge 

  • ability to interpret Material Safety Data Sheets
  • accidents
  • emergencies
  • fire
  • incidents
  • meaning of occupational health and safety signs and symbols relevant to area of work
  • organisation's policies and procedures relating to hazards
  • organisation's policies procedures relating to risk control and hazard reporting
  • participative arrangements for occupational health and safety

Evidence Guide

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit 

It is essential for this unit that competence be demonstrated in all relevant workplace procedures followed.

Consistency in performance 

Evidence should be gathered over a period of time in a range of actual or simulated workplace environments.

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

Context of assessment 

A combination of oral or written presentation.

Observation, on the job and/or in a range of simulated environments.

Specific resources for assessment 

No special requirements.

Range Statement

The Range Statement relates to the Unit of Competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised  wording in the Performance Criteria is detailed below.

Workplace procedures  may include:

  • hazard procedures
  • emergency procedures
  • accident and incident procedures
  • procedures for use of personal protective equipment
  • procedures for reporting accidents
  • incidents
  • hazards and emergencies
  • risk control procedures
  • extrication procedures

Hazards  may include:

  • extreme temperatures
  • emergency situations requiring evacuation or security
  • earthquake
  • manual handling
  • damaged or broken furniture and fittings
  • spillages
  • damaged or worn equipment
  • items blocking exits
  • cords/ropes across walkways
  • items of equipment in areas of pedestrian traffic
  • slippery surfaces
  • breakages
  • noise
  • machinery
  • electricity
  • sea conditions
  • rocks
  • dangerous creatures

Legislation  may include:

  • Commonwealth
  • state and territory legislation
  • standards
  • codes of practice
  • regulations and statutory requirements relevant to workplace OHS

Workplace emergencies  may include:

  • accidents
  • vehicle and industrial accidents
  • incidents involving dangerous goods and hazardous substances
  • bomb scares
  • terrorist action
  • fires
  • floods
  • storm and tempest
  • earthquake
  • emergency situations requiring evacuation or security
  • aquatic accidents
  • vessel aground, holed
  • towing emergencies
  • fire on board

Participative arrangements  may include:

  • Occupational health and safety committees team or workgroup meetings

Unit Sector(s)

Not applicable.